Wednesday, July 04, 2007


Live Earth is the name for a series of concerts of pop and rock music featuring various artists planned to take place on Saturday July 7, 2007 to promote action to confront the global warming crisis. The concerts have the intent of bringing together more than 150 of the world's most popular music acts and drawing a worldwide audience of 2 billion people, making it one of the largest global events in history. The organization for the event is a new global movement under the name Save Our Selves ( SOS )
In addition to raising awareness of global warming, on June 28, 2007, it was revealed that Live Earth is to be the launch event for the Live Earth Call to Action.
During the concerts people will be asked to support the following 7-point pledge:
To demand that my country join an international treaty within the next 2 years that cuts global warming pollution by 90% in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth;
To take personal action to help solve the climate crisis by reducing my own CO2 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become 'carbon neutral;'
To fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the CO2;
To work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation;
To fight for laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal;
To plant new trees and to join with others in preserving and protecting forests; and,
To buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crisis and building a sustainable, just, and prosperous world for the 21st century.


Blogger Cátia said...

Olá Ofelia,

Quando li a primeira vez este post, não fazia ideia do que falavas... Ando meio "a leste do paraíso", confesso. Mas entretanto pesquisei sobre o evento, e deparei-me com a informação que há em Lisboa também um concerto "frinds of Live Earth", acho que se chama assim. É optimo que Portugal participe neste tipo de eventos, mesmo que de forma paralela, principalmente agora que estamos na presidencia da UE. Mas tenho pena que, numa época que se faz tanta publicidade a festivais de verão, não se faça também a este evento nas radios, etc. Será que os meios de comunicação apostaram todos no evento das 7 maravilhas e depois estão todos a boicotar este (à excepção da rtp que o patrocina)?

Obrigada por o divulgares...
Beijinhos grandes

3:16 pm  
Blogger Patrícia said...

Hi teacher,
thank you for all... I always love your nice words and your gestures, you know.

Big Kiss*

6:17 pm  
Blogger Sofia said...

I think that live Earth was a really good initiative!!!
Good choice!!!

3:48 pm  
Blogger Cátia said...

Ola Amiga,

Passo por aqui (como sempre) mas hoje decidi parar para te dar deixar uma palavra. Ainda relacionado com o post, os concertos foram em grande, fui acompanhando partes dos concertos. Um evento em grande!

Venho principalmente para te deixar um grande beijo e um abraço apertadinho... Espero que estejas bem.


10:28 pm  
Blogger Sofia said...

I've just challenged you to select your seven wonders... =)


5:43 pm  

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